We are excited to invite you to come and learn about the early literacy S.T.A.R. program at the DC Public Library. This program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from birth to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning:
We have added a fourth meditation class, which will meet on August 6, at 1 p.m. in the activity room at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library.David Newcomb will be discussing the importance of having a teacher, and we will practice meditation.Please join us!
Thank you Coach C. Love, for your continued service to young people and for teaching the Camping class at Shepherd Park Library on July 27. Coach Love showed everyone how to pack a backpack correctly. She talked about all the items that should go into a backpack and why it is important to have the right size; she had examples of most of the items so that the participants could see what those items look like.
The current session of the six-week computer class for beginners ended this last Thursday. The "thank you card" from the students to the entire staff of Shepherd Park Library is highly appreciated. Another six-week session will begin on August 4. The class covers the basics you need to know about computer use, such as the mouse, the keyboard, filing fundamentals, the Internet and e-mail.All adult students are welcome. To register, call the library at 202-541-6100, or just come in.
Please join Black Voices Book Club on Monday, July 18, to discuss Lalita Tademy's novel Cane River. This historical novel explores the achievements of Tademy's great-great-great-great grandmother, Elisabeth, born a slave in 1799. Tademy abandoned her lucrative career in the corporate world to spend years researching her roots. She traced her family roots to a medium-sized Creole plantation in Cane River, Louisiana.